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Oncology Massage Certification

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NCBTMB Approved Provider #153811-00
Florida Board of Massage Therapy Approved Provider #50-14497

Massage for People Living with Cancer: woman receiving comfort-oriented massage

Massage for People
Living with Cancer

A Basic Training Course for Massage Practitioners and Students, Bodyworkers, and Other Professional Touch Therapists

Course Description  Comfort-oriented massage or touch can be administered to people with cancer regardless of the severity of their condition. The purpose of this class is to train touch therapists in the basics of oncology massage. The experience derived from this training will create newfound confidence in bodyworkers about working with clients, particularly private practice clients, who have cancer or are recovering from it. Therapists who focus on hospice and hospital work will also find this course to be valuable for their special needs patients.  More...


Massage in the Oncology Setting: class participants

Massage in the
Oncology Setting

A Six-day Hospital Intensive

Course Description  Comfort-oriented massage or touch can be administered to people with cancer regardless of the severity of their condition. In this course, participants will have the opportunity to apply their massage skills with in- and out-patients receiving treatment for cancer. Massage will be given to people before, during, and after chemotherapy, bone marrow transplantation, and surgical and diagnostic procedures. Therapists will have a chance to use massage to support family caregivers and nurses as well.   More...


Gentle Scar Tissue Mobilization Techniques classroom instruction

Gentle Scar Tissue Mobilization Techniques for the Post-Mastectomy and Radiation Treatment Client

A Course for Massage Therapists and Nurses, by Jamie Elswick

Course Description  Many breast cancer survivors experience pain, lymphedema, reduced range of motion, and even frozen shoulder after treatment. This course focuses on understanding the basic effects of surgery and radiation on the tissues and how scar tissue mobilization can restore healthy functioning to the fascial/musculo-skeletal system. The Lauren Berry Method of Corrective Massage™ will be used to address both the treated area and compensatory areas of soft tissue.  More...


Mentoring in the Basics of Oncology Massage

Mentoring in the Basics
of Oncology Massage

Course Description  This class is designed to systematically mentor therapists who have completed Massage for People Living with Cancer as they take this work back into practice with their own clients who have been affected by cancer. Therapists will work in a group of other practitioners with one of the MPLWC instructors as mentor. Mentoring will take place through case history write-ups and group interactions, mostly via email and occasionally the telephone. Therapists will receive one-on-one coaching as well as mentoring through a group process.  More...


Mentoring in the Basics of Oncology Massage

Refresh, Renew and Review of
Massage for People Living with Cancer

Course Description  This is a one-day class for those who have taken Massage for People Living with Cancer (MPLWC). The day will be spent reviewing key ideas and skills from MPLWC. Ample time will be made available for participants to ask questions that have arisen about clients since taking the 3-day foundational class, to explore case studies, and further their professional development as massage practitioners, and for therapists to reconnect with themselves and others.


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